Mesembryanthemum Crystallinum - Crystalline Ice Plant
The Ice Plant is a very unusual looking succulent species native to Africa Europe and western Asia. The plant is covered with small bladder like protusions, giving it the appearance of being made from crystals or frozen in ice! (giving it its name!)
It produces flowers with white filament petals from July to September.
A small and low growing species it grown to around 8 - 10 cm high and spreads up to 50cm.
Leaves and stems can be eaten raw or cooked.
The leaves have a tart flavour, with a slightly salty tang.
They can also be
pickled like cucumbers or used as a garnish.
Can tolerate a some cold down to just under freezing, but doesnt like frosts. Should be considered frost tender.
Mesembryanthemum Crystallinum - 100 Seeds - Crystalline Ice Plant
- Product Code: MECR-S-01
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